Ezra Baker

Ezra Baker ( * 1765 in Tuckerton, Ocean County, New Jersey, † unknown ) was an American politician. Between 1815 and 1817 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ezra Baker's family moved shortly after his birth in the former province of East Jersey. After studying medicine and qualifying as a doctor he started to work in this profession. Since 1799 he lived in Absecon. Between 18 February 1813 to 1 March 1815, he directed the customs authorities in Great Egg Harbor. Politically, Baker Member, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1814, he became the fifth seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Coxe on 4 March 1815. Until March 3, 1817, he was able to complete a term in Congress.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Baker moved in 1818 with his sons to the west in a in the sources as " Wabash Country" designated area whose location can not be stated with certainty today. It is possible that at the present Wabash County, Illinois. There, he grew the plants from the seeds of castor oil was recovered. He supplied the market in New Orleans. About the future life of Ezra Baker nothing is handed down. He died at his new home at an unknown date.